This week I got to cross off another dive location, from my list of the top 100 dive sites in the world: Diani, Kenya. And I think it definitely deserved to be there. I was actually surprised that I hadn’t heard of the diving in Kenya before, because the marine life and reef growth is great.
Its close enough to the Red Sea and Egypt, where I have the most dives and am use to the flora and fauna, to be similar, but also at the same time I saw a lot of things that I had never seen before anywhere.
Scuba Diving Kenya
The thing that really amazed me was that I had it all to myself. Not just the awesome diving, but the beautiful Diani Beach as well. And considering how nice the both are, I couldn’t believe there weren’t hordes of people there. Flying into Mombosa and taking a taxi over the ferry to Diani, wont give you the best first impressions of the area.
I was actually concerned that I wasn’t going to enjoy my time, and that I had flew to Africa for nothing. But eventually we drove away from the huge crowds, the persistent hawkers and the crazy traffic, and emerged into more of a jungle feeling area. Soon all noise and craziness dissipated, and I arrived at my hotel, Flamboyant Resort, right on Diani.
The weather wasnt always cooperating, since I was there at the wrong time of year. The waves would get pretty big, and we needed to get over the reef, so some days we just called it off and had a lazy day on the beach. For the first time ever I didn’t mind not diving, because Diani is the nicest beach I had ever seen.
Its a hard life in Diani… I couldn’t decide whether to spend my time on the beautiful beach, or to spend it in the nice pool and watch the monkeys in the trees overhead. So I had to go back and forth from each. On dive days, Sand and Sea Watersports took me to some great locations, between wreck dive, shallow corals, and drifts, where I seen a lot of new stuff. It was a great time.
So, another dive site crossed of my list, and one small step closer to finishing my dive quest. Kenya didnt disappoint, and hopefully Dubai next week doesn’t either! Until then, follow me on Instagram and get a lot more photos from the diving I’m experiencing, and make sure to come say hi!